Houston City Guide



My Top 5 Current Favorite Restaurants 

  1. Le Colonial (River Oaks District) 
  2. North Italia (Uptown/Galleria)
  3. Tiny Boxwoods (River Oaks) 
  4. Barnaby’s Cafe (River Oaks)
  5. El Tiempo (Montrose, Washington, Richmond)


  1. Barnaby’s Cafe (River Oaks) 
  2. Dish Society (Memorial) 
  3. River Oaks Donuts (River Oaks)
  4. Empire Cafe (Montrose) 
  5. Union Kitchen (Bellaire, Memorial, Garden Oaks) 
  6. Fountain View Cafe (Memorial)
  7. Sweet Paris Crepes (Rice Village, City Centre) 

Coffee Shops

  1. Tout Suite (Outside Downtown)
  2. Common Bond Cafe  (Montrose)
  3. Inversion Coffee House (Montrose)

Brunch & Lunch

  1. Barnaby’s Cafe (River Oaks)
  2. North Italia (Uptown/Galleria) 
  3. Ruggles Green (City Centre) 
  4. Brasserie 19 (River Oaks Shopping Center)
  5. Backstreet Cafe (River Oaks) 
  6. True Food Kitchen (Uptown/Galleria)
  7. Tiny Boxwoods (Upper Kirby)
  8. Dish Society (Memorial)
  9. The Honeymoon Cafe  & Bar (Down Town)
  10. The Kitchen at The Dunlavy (Allen Parkway/Buffalo Bayou)
  11. Baba Yega’s (Montrose) 
  12. Shade & Canopy (Heights) 
  13. Liberty Kitchen & Oysterette (Heights, River Oaks, Rice Village) 
  14. Hop Doddy Burger Bar (River Oaks District)
  15. Weights & Measures (Mid Town) 

Cutest Patio

  1. North Italia (Galleria/Uptown)
  2. Backstreet Cafe (River Oaks)
  3. Brasserie 19 (River Oaks Shopping Center)
  4. Tiny Boxwoods (Upper Kirby, West University)
  5. La Table (Galleria/Uptown)
  6. Baba Yega’s (Montrose)


  1. North Italia ( Uptown/Galleria) 
  2. Le Colonial (River Oaks District) 
  3. Steak 48 (River Oaks District) 
  4. Toulouse Cafe & Bar (River Oaks District)
  5. State of Grace ( River Oaks) 
  6. El Tiempo Cantina (Washington, Montrose, Richmond) 
  7. The Original Ninfas off Navigation (Outside Downtown)
  8. B&B Butchers (Washington) 
  9. Brasserie 19 (River Oaks Shopping Center) 
  10. Smith & Wollensky’s (Highland Village)
  11. Blue Fish Sushi ( Washington, Downtown)
  12. Kata Robata Sushi (Upper Kirby)
  13. Uchi (Montrose)
  14. Coppa Osteria (Rice Village/West University) 
  15. Brennans of Houston (Montrose) 
  16. Liberty Kitchen Oysterette (Heights, River Oaks, Rice Village)
  17. Good Company Barbecue (West University) 
  18. Dolce Vita Pizza (Montrose) 
  19. Piola Pizza (Montrose) 



  1. Kirby Ice House  (Upper Kirby) 
  2. Brooklyn Athletic Club (Mid Town)
  3. Down the Street Bar (Heights area)
  4. Cotton Wood (Heights)
  5. Karbach Brewery (290)
  6. 1919 Wine & Mixology (Upper Kirby)
  7. The Tasting Room (Uptown/Galleria)
  8. Sonoma Wine Bar (Upper Kirby, Heights) 


  1. La Grange (Montrose)
  2. Anvil (Montrose)
  3. Local Pour (River Oaks Shopping Center)
  4. Pastry War (Downtown)
  5. Okra Charity  (Downtown)
  6. Cle Night Club  (Midtown)

Where To Watch The Game

  1. Kirby Trail Ice House (Upper Kirby)
  2. Little Woodrow’s (All of them)
  3. Christian’s Tailgate (All of them)
  4. Jackson’s Watering Hole (Upper Kirby)


Highland Village

 Anthropologie;  J. Crew;  Lululemon; Apple; Lilly Pulitzer; Banana Republic; BHLDN; Z Gallerie; Victoria Secret; Full List Here

Rice Village

Hemline; Soho; Bevello; Pomp and Circumstance; Gap; Banana Republic; Athleta; Lilly Rain; Victoria Secret; Elaine Turner; Kendra Scott; Full List Here 

River Oaks Shopping Center

Hemline; Ann Taylor; Sunglass Hut; Sur La Table ; Full List Here 

City Centre

Anthropologie; Lululemon; Kendra Scott; Free People; Bevello; Sur la Table; Z Gallerie; Urban Outfitters; Full List Here 

Houston Galleria

Full Store List Here